Didsbury Bandstand

Closed

Hours of Operation

  • Monday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Details

Area

The Fairgrounds

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Category

Building/Museum

About the Didsbury Bandstand

Even though musical instruments were fragile and often unwieldy, many settlers brought them along when they came west. When enough musicians could be rounded up, often a small village band would form and many towns, including Olds, High River, Blairmore and Calgary, built bandstands for their bands in public parks or squares.

Such a bandstand was built in 1910 by Didsbury’s town council at a cost of $500, with the town’s band performing at community events for many years. In 1967, Heritage Park decided to build a somewhat larger replica of the Didsbury bandstand so that musical groups visiting the Park would have a place to play. In 1975, a public address system was installed at the bandstand to serve larger audiences.

Gazebo with wide staircase

Visit Heritage Park

1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2V 2X3

Email: info@heritagepark.ca
Phone: 403.268.8500

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